Festival Days

Festival Days

Author: Jo Ann Beard

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2021-03-16

Total Pages: 223

ISBN-13: 0316497215

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A searing and exhilarating new collection from the award-winning author of The Boys of My Youth and In Zanesville,who “honors the beautiful, the sacred, and the comic in life” (Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award winner for The Friend). A New York Times Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A Boston Globe and LitHub Best Book of the Year When “The Fourth State of Matter,” her now famous piece about a workplace massacre at the University of Iowa was published in The New Yorker, Jo Ann Beard immediately became one of the most influential writers in America, forging a path for a new generation of young authors willing to combine the dexterity of fiction with the rigors of memory and reportage, and in the process extending the range of possibility for the essay form. Now, with Festival Days, Beard brings us the culmination of her groundbreaking work. In these nine pieces, she captures both the small, luminous moments of daily existence and those instants when life and death hang in the balance, ranging from the death of a beloved dog to a relentlessly readable account of a New York artist trapped inside a burning building, as well as two triumphant, celebrated pieces of short fiction. Here is an unforgettable collection destined to be embraced and debated by readers and writers, teachers and students. Anchored by the title piece––a searing journey through India that brings into focus questions of mortality and love—Festival Days presents Beard at the height of her powers, using her flawless prose to reveal all that is tender and timeless beneath the way we live now.


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Download or read book Festival Days written by Jo Ann Beard and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-03-16 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A searing and exhilarating new collection from the award-winning author of The Boys of My Youth and In Zanesville,who “honors the beautiful, the sacred, and the comic in life” (Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award winner for The Friend). A New York Times Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A Boston Globe and LitHub Best Book of the Year When “The Fourth State of Matter,” her now famous piece about a workplace massacre at the University of Iowa was published in The New Yorker, Jo Ann Beard immediately became one of the most influential writers in America, forging a path for a new generation of young authors willing to combine the dexterity of fiction with the rigors of memory and reportage, and in the process extending the range of possibility for the essay form. Now, with Festival Days, Beard brings us the culmination of her groundbreaking work. In these nine pieces, she captures both the small, luminous moments of daily existence and those instants when life and death hang in the balance, ranging from the death of a beloved dog to a relentlessly readable account of a New York artist trapped inside a burning building, as well as two triumphant, celebrated pieces of short fiction. Here is an unforgettable collection destined to be embraced and debated by readers and writers, teachers and students. Anchored by the title piece––a searing journey through India that brings into focus questions of mortality and love—Festival Days presents Beard at the height of her powers, using her flawless prose to reveal all that is tender and timeless beneath the way we live now.


ORDINARY LIFE FESTIVAL DAYS PB

ORDINARY LIFE FESTIVAL DAYS PB

Author: Leslie Mina Prosterman

Publisher: Smithsonian Books (DC)

Published: 1995

Total Pages: 242

ISBN-13:

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Prosterman shows that the criteria for a good cow, a beautiful quilt, and an excellent squash remain the same at a structural level: straight lines, harmonious combinations, balance, evenness, symmetry. --from back cover.


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Download or read book ORDINARY LIFE FESTIVAL DAYS PB written by Leslie Mina Prosterman and published by Smithsonian Books (DC). This book was released on 1995 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prosterman shows that the criteria for a good cow, a beautiful quilt, and an excellent squash remain the same at a structural level: straight lines, harmonious combinations, balance, evenness, symmetry. --from back cover.


The Boys of My Youth

The Boys of My Youth

Author: Jo Ann Beard

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2009-12-19

Total Pages: 125

ISBN-13: 0316091863

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The "utterly compelling, uncommonly beautiful" collection of personal essays (Newsweek) that established Jo Ann Beard as one of the leading writers of her generation. Cousins, mothers, sisters, dolls, dogs, best friends: these are the fixed points in Jo Ann Beard's universe, the constants that remain when the boys of her youth -- and then men who replace them -- are gone. This widely praised collection of autobiographical essays summons back, with astonishing grace and power, moments of childhood epiphany as well as the cataclysms of adult life: betrayal, divorce, death. The Boys of My Youth heralded the arrival of an immensely gifted and influential writer and its essays remain surprising, original, and affecting today. "A luminous, funny, heartbreaking book of essays about life and its defining moments." --Harper's Bazaar


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Download or read book The Boys of My Youth written by Jo Ann Beard and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-12-19 with total page 125 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The "utterly compelling, uncommonly beautiful" collection of personal essays (Newsweek) that established Jo Ann Beard as one of the leading writers of her generation. Cousins, mothers, sisters, dolls, dogs, best friends: these are the fixed points in Jo Ann Beard's universe, the constants that remain when the boys of her youth -- and then men who replace them -- are gone. This widely praised collection of autobiographical essays summons back, with astonishing grace and power, moments of childhood epiphany as well as the cataclysms of adult life: betrayal, divorce, death. The Boys of My Youth heralded the arrival of an immensely gifted and influential writer and its essays remain surprising, original, and affecting today. "A luminous, funny, heartbreaking book of essays about life and its defining moments." --Harper's Bazaar


Four Days of Pongal

Four Days of Pongal

Author: Lakshmi Narayani

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Published: 2016-12-26

Total Pages: 28

ISBN-13: 9781541081260

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Finally, here is a book on the Pongal Festival for children and adults. Pongal is a four day festival celebrated by the Tamil speaking population in India and all over the world. The festival has been celebrated since thousands of years ago. This book provides a very simple account of what the festival is all about, when it is celebrated and how it is celebrated. It also includes some activities like creating the design called "kolam," recipe for the Pongal special sweet dish "Sakkarai Pongal" and a few more. Whether you are a parent looking for a book on Pongal festival for your child or a teacher looking to read a book on an International festival to your students, this book should come in very handy.


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Download or read book Four Days of Pongal written by Lakshmi Narayani and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-12-26 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finally, here is a book on the Pongal Festival for children and adults. Pongal is a four day festival celebrated by the Tamil speaking population in India and all over the world. The festival has been celebrated since thousands of years ago. This book provides a very simple account of what the festival is all about, when it is celebrated and how it is celebrated. It also includes some activities like creating the design called "kolam," recipe for the Pongal special sweet dish "Sakkarai Pongal" and a few more. Whether you are a parent looking for a book on Pongal festival for your child or a teacher looking to read a book on an International festival to your students, this book should come in very handy.


Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival

Author: Sanmu Tang

Publisher: Shanghai Press

Published: 2010-09-10

Total Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 9781602209695

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In these charming volumes, Little Mei asks her grandfather about each of the four different Chinese celebrations represented. He tells her the stories of Nian and the monster Xi (Chinese New Year); Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet who loved his kingdom (Dragon Boat Festival); the Jade Emperor of Heaven who ordered the earth to be destroyed by fire (Lantern Festival); and Hou Yi who shot down the suns (Mid-Autumn Festival). In Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival Little Mei wants to know why her family members have all come together this evening. Grandpa tells her the story of Hou Yi who shot down the suns and his wife, Chang'e, who floats to the moon. Includes a quick recipe for moon cakes.


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Download or read book Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival written by Sanmu Tang and published by Shanghai Press. This book was released on 2010-09-10 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In these charming volumes, Little Mei asks her grandfather about each of the four different Chinese celebrations represented. He tells her the stories of Nian and the monster Xi (Chinese New Year); Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet who loved his kingdom (Dragon Boat Festival); the Jade Emperor of Heaven who ordered the earth to be destroyed by fire (Lantern Festival); and Hou Yi who shot down the suns (Mid-Autumn Festival). In Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival Little Mei wants to know why her family members have all come together this evening. Grandpa tells her the story of Hou Yi who shot down the suns and his wife, Chang'e, who floats to the moon. Includes a quick recipe for moon cakes.


Festival Folk

Festival Folk

Author:

Publisher:

Published: 2019-04-30

Total Pages: 128

ISBN-13: 9781908714572

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40 unusual world festivals and their accompanying costumes are brought to life in stunning illustrations and engaging texts.


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Download or read book Festival Folk written by and published by . This book was released on 2019-04-30 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 40 unusual world festivals and their accompanying costumes are brought to life in stunning illustrations and engaging texts.


Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World

Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World

Author: David Phillips

Publisher: Classical Press of Wales

Published: 2003-12-31

Total Pages: 449

ISBN-13: 1914535227

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How did sport and festival affect the ancient Greek city? How did the values of athletics pervade Greek culture? This collection of fifteen new studies from an international cast took its inspiration from the exceptional Sydney Olympics of 2000. The focus here is on the ancient world, but additionally there is a sophisticated look at how Greek artefacts linked with sport can best be presented to the modern world.


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Download or read book Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World written by David Phillips and published by Classical Press of Wales. This book was released on 2003-12-31 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did sport and festival affect the ancient Greek city? How did the values of athletics pervade Greek culture? This collection of fifteen new studies from an international cast took its inspiration from the exceptional Sydney Olympics of 2000. The focus here is on the ancient world, but additionally there is a sophisticated look at how Greek artefacts linked with sport can best be presented to the modern world.


A History of the Mishnaic Law of Appointed Times, Part 5

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Appointed Times, Part 5

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Published: 2007-04-01

Total Pages: 280

ISBN-13: 1556353642

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Download or read book A History of the Mishnaic Law of Appointed Times, Part 5 written by Jacob Neusner and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Architectures of Festival in Early Modern Europe

Architectures of Festival in Early Modern Europe

Author: J.R. Mulryne

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2017-10-25

Total Pages: 343

ISBN-13: 1317178920

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This fourth volume in the European Festival Studies, 1450–1700 series breaks with precedent in stemming from a joint conference (Venice, 2013) between the Society for European Festivals Research and the PALATIUM project supported by the European Science Foundation. The volume draws on up-to-date research by a Europe-wide group of academic scholars and museum and gallery curators to provide a unique, intellectually-stimulating and beautifully-illustrated account of temporary architecture created for festivals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, together with permanent architecture pressed into service for festival occasions across major European locations including Italian, French, Austrian, Scottish and German. Appealing and vigorous in style, the essays look towards classical sources while evoking political and practical circumstances and intellectual concerns – from re-shaping and re-conceptualizing early sixteenth-century Rome, through providing for the well-being and political allegiance of Medici-era Florentines and exploring the teasing aesthetics of performance at Versailles to accommodating players and spectators in seventeenth-century Paris and at royal and ducal events for the Habsburg, French and English crowns. The volume is unique in its field in the diversity of its topics and the range of its scholarship and fascinating in its account of the intellectual and political life of Early Modern Europe.


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Download or read book Architectures of Festival in Early Modern Europe written by J.R. Mulryne and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-25 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fourth volume in the European Festival Studies, 1450–1700 series breaks with precedent in stemming from a joint conference (Venice, 2013) between the Society for European Festivals Research and the PALATIUM project supported by the European Science Foundation. The volume draws on up-to-date research by a Europe-wide group of academic scholars and museum and gallery curators to provide a unique, intellectually-stimulating and beautifully-illustrated account of temporary architecture created for festivals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, together with permanent architecture pressed into service for festival occasions across major European locations including Italian, French, Austrian, Scottish and German. Appealing and vigorous in style, the essays look towards classical sources while evoking political and practical circumstances and intellectual concerns – from re-shaping and re-conceptualizing early sixteenth-century Rome, through providing for the well-being and political allegiance of Medici-era Florentines and exploring the teasing aesthetics of performance at Versailles to accommodating players and spectators in seventeenth-century Paris and at royal and ducal events for the Habsburg, French and English crowns. The volume is unique in its field in the diversity of its topics and the range of its scholarship and fascinating in its account of the intellectual and political life of Early Modern Europe.


The Bright Festival

The Bright Festival

Author: MADHAVAPERIYA MUTHUSELVAN

Publisher: JEC PUBLICATION

Published:

Total Pages: 102

ISBN-13: 9392555946

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The light festival is something that's totally different from any other festival as it gets started with divinity and enjoys with happiness and fun. Everyone likes to celebrate Deepawali. It's a day of bright smiles from everyone. They wear new dresses, prayers to God, burn crackers, some try green Deepawali, lighting diyas everywhere in your house and making it bright with a prayer of "Let everyone's life shine brighter".Enjoy " THE BRIGHT FESTIVAL "


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Download or read book The Bright Festival written by MADHAVAPERIYA MUTHUSELVAN and published by JEC PUBLICATION. This book was released on with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The light festival is something that's totally different from any other festival as it gets started with divinity and enjoys with happiness and fun. Everyone likes to celebrate Deepawali. It's a day of bright smiles from everyone. They wear new dresses, prayers to God, burn crackers, some try green Deepawali, lighting diyas everywhere in your house and making it bright with a prayer of "Let everyone's life shine brighter".Enjoy " THE BRIGHT FESTIVAL "